This article is about the Romance dialect spoken in the Lorraine region of France. For the Germanic dialect spoken in northern Lorraine, see Lorraine Franconian
Lorrain is a dialect (often referred to as patois) spoken by a minority of people in Lorraine in France, small parts of Alsace and in Gaume in Belgium. It is one of the Langues d'oïl. It is classified as a regional language of France, and has the recognised status of a regional language of Wallonia (where it is known as Gaumais), although in both cases this does not mean much at all in practice. It has been influenced by Lorraine Franconian and Luxembourgish, Germanic languages spoken in nearby or overlapping areas.
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